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  • 15 Jul 2022

Kurz launches Label Weeks in Germany

Leonard Kurz has started a series of Kurz Label Weeks, an in-house event showcasing its latest innovations at the group headquarters in Fürth, Germany

Germany-based thin film technology specialist Leonard Kurz has started a series of Kurz Label Weeks, an in-house event showcasing its latest innovations at the group headquarters in Fürth that will run until the end of October 2022.

The company is showcasing the latest embellishment units: DM-Uniliner 2D developed with MPrint and DM-Uniliner 3D manufactured with Steinemann DPE. Both machines offer cost-efficient and resource-saving decoration technologies. The digital metallization units can be used independently and enable finishing in pre-print and post-print processing.  

Another highlight from the digital printing sector is the presentation of monojet 324, an easy-to-integrate system for UV inkjet printing for printing labels with QR codes, barcodes, or batch numbers. An on-site demo will show how labels can be enhanced using monojet 324 and the Distrorun cold transfer unit with 2D barcodes, the Digital Product Passport from Kurz Digital or the glossy, metalized 3D effects of the Trustseal SFX technology. 

As part of the event, visitors will also learn about a new security label that offers significant advantages developed with Scribos. It provides reliable brand protection and fully automated proof of originality for consumers. 

Other technologies on show include MPrint’s new, compact MJETeco standalone printing system with the UV inkjet printing of a digital ValiGate QR code proof of authenticity on security labels, Distrorun module, which contributes to sustainable, and cost-efficient production, and Gietz FSA 1060 Foil Commander that will be highlighted in several live demos. 

In hot stamping, visitors will be able to experience the stamping tools by Hinderer + Mühlich (H+M) featuring recent development: NanoEmbossing allowing manufacturers to emboss patterns and gradients, matting, and photographic effects on labels, folding boxes, book covers, or greeting cards. 

Kurz has recently reduced the thickness of the carrier in several transfer products, thus achieving significant material savings. The company will demonstrate the Ecofin hot stamping quality at the show, which requires only a 10-µm carrier. Visitors can also learn more about sustainable transfer finishes, which do not require any PET transfer to the product. 

‘On the one hand, our motivation was to bring the industry together and meet the need for personal, direct exchange, not via camera and microphone, but face to face,’ said Stéphane Royère, head of business area packaging and print at Kurz. ‘On the other hand, in the label and packaging industry, it often makes a huge difference whether you only hear and read about something or experience it first-hand. Here, I could mention the live demonstration of a new machine as an example.’

Visiting the in-house trade fair requires prior registration.

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